2020 December GLAA Newsletter

Welcome to the holiday edition of the GLAA newsletter.  We hope everyone is continuing to stay safe and healthy.  The GLAA board has continued to meet regularly via teleconference and has the following news and reminders for you.

Future Seminar:

The GLAA board is continuing to investigate options for the 2022 seminar. We will notify members as we obtain updated information.

REMINDER: 2021 GLAA Membership Dues Waiver

All active GLAA members in 2020 will have their memberships extended through 2021 with dues waived. Members do not have to take any action to have their memberships extended.

Anyone can join GLAA before December 31, 2020 for $25.  You will then be active for 2020 and have your membership extended through 2021!  And yes, inactive members are eligible for this option.  (An annual membership is normally $50.)  Please Join Us Here!!  

AOA National Show 2021

The 2021 AOA national show has moved from its previous location in Denver, Colorado. It will be held March 19-21 in Grand Island, Nebraska.

Marketing Through Openherd

Are you looking for a place to sell your animals or products? You can advertise them on the Openherd national marketplace. Since GLAA is affiliated with Openherd, your products will also appear on the GLAA website. You can easily Join Openherd Here for a FREE or paid subscription and follow the prompts.

AOA Response to PETA Investigation

Some of you may have seen repeated PETA ads that allege alpaca abuse at Mallkini, an alpaca farm near Muñani, Peru ( https://investigations.peta.org/alpaca-wool-abuse ). The AOA published an excellent, responsible, well-informed response to the allegations. The response can be found at https://www.alpacainfo.com/news/article/5074/open-response-to-peta-claim-alpaca-wool-abuse.

REMINDER: Open GLAA Board Position

One board seat remains vacant.  Any GLAA member interested in serving on the board should contact one of the board members.

The 2020-2021 GLAA board members are:

  • President – Leslie Herzog         prez@greatlakesalpaca.com
  • Vice President – Kevin Stoer    viceprez@greatlakesalpaca.com
  • Treasurer – Jan Clingman        treasurer@greatlakesalpaca.com
  • Secretary – Chris Rogers         secretary@greatlakesalpaca.com
  • Member-At-Large – Open

If you have any issues with the GLAA website, please email treasurer@greatlakesalpaca.com.

Wishing you all a safe and happy holiday.

Leslie Herzog, President